If you are moving home anytime soon, you may want to cut your costs.
Moving homes is not only a time-consuming project: it can also be expensive once you add up all the costs. In 2019, the average price of removal services ranges from approximately £400 for a one-bedroom house or flat to nearly £2,000 for a three-bedroom home. And if you’re also planning on selling your old home, costs can be as high as £30,000 in London. Source: Lloyds Bank, correct as of 19 September 2018.
“Londoners face paying an average of £33,741 to make a move, largely due to higher house prices pushing up the cost of stamp duty.” Source: Stefanie Garber – Which?
If your house removals project includes the sale of your property, your most significant expenses will be stamp duty and estate agent fees, followed by valuation, insurance, homebuyer’s report, and conveyancing fees. As for the cost of the moving process itself, it can be broken down into four parts:
House Removals costs:
Movers’ price, which usually amounts to over 40% of the total moving costs. The main factors that movers take into account when creating an estimate are the distance travelled and the number of belongings to be moved. Ways to save include:
- Using a local removals company, as movers can charge up to 60% more for long-distance removals.
- Declutter your home before you start packing.
- Hiring a professional house removal with local expertise and full removals services will certainly reduce costs. Plus, you’ll get better professional services.
Insurance is the second largest cost at nearly 16% of the total. Although professional removal companies offer comprehensive insurance, you’ll have to buy additional insurance to cover special or fragile items (e.g. pianos, antiques, etc.), unless you choose the house removals experts in London.
Packing Materials and Packing Services:
Quality packing supplies come at a price, and the costs can soon add up depending on the number of belongings. Also, your packing technique can have you using more supplies than you really need, so make sure you learn how to pack professionally to cut costs or hire professionals packers that include packing materials when booking house removals services.
Additional Removals Services:
Additional services like containerised storage, packing, assembling or disassembling furniture, and cleaning. Some removal companies offer these services at attractive prices, so ask G W Twilley & Son Removals for an estimate before hiring third parties.
At G W Twilley & Son Removals, we offer comprehensive removal services and always work with your best interests in mind.
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